The Center for Rural Affairs has released a report, “From the Ground Up, Addressing Key Community Concerns in Clean Energy Transmission“. The report examines the clashes that can arise between communities and transmission line developers and the causes of those clashes, with a unique focus on proposing a set of solutions to those issues. The report found six major common issues that surround transmission development – agriculture, conservation, health, eminent domain, need for the project, and fairness.
Globeleq, a leading wind energy company based in Central America, has announced the financial close and notice to proceed on construction of two wind generation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras. Construction of the 50 MW Orosi project in Costa Rica and the 24 MW expansion of the existing 102 MW Cerro de Hula wind farm will be managed by Globeleq’s majority owned subsidiary, Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy (GME). Gamesa turbines have been chosen for both projects.
Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited, a leading solar power plant investor and operator in China, has announced that Goldpoly, along with its shareholder company Renewable Energy Trade Board Corporation, obtained the updated new business license on January 7, 2014 for the 180MW PV project acquired from Zhongli Talesun located in Gonghe, Qinghai Province, and that the acquisition has thereby been completed. As of January 7, 2014, Goldpoly has completed grid connection for 13 solar power plants with an aggregate grid connected capacity of 531.7MW.
China-based Unisun has announced that three photovoltaic (PV) power plants with a total installed capacity of 19.59MW, in which the company has invested and for which the company is acting as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, were successfully connected to the grid and have received six green certificates. The Dej, Setra and Clue plants have installed capacities of 5.98MW, 6.4MW and 7.14MW respectively.